Cool downtown condos in midsize cities

Reno, Nevada

Address: 200 W. 2nd St., Apt. 201
Price: $169,000
What you get: One bedroom, one bath, 770 square feet
Cost per square foot: $219

Downtown living has come to Reno in a unique way. Developers are snatching up old casino hotels and turning them into condos. In this case, it's the former Comstock hotel and casino that's been reborn as The Residences at Riverwalk. The open-concept living room and kitchen feature granite counter tops, stainless-steel appliances, eat-in peninsula and tray ceiling, which adds an extra touch of character to this unit. There's a small balcony off both the living room and bedroom, and the unit comes with its own washer and dryer. Amenities include a health club, underground parking and sundeck with pool and hot tub. Step outside and the Truckee River is a block to the south, while the city's historic gaming district along Virginia Avenue is a few blocks east. Harrah's. Eldorado. Circus Circus. They're your neighbors, along with lots of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. May we suggest The Little Nugget Diner? It will never be mistaken for a fine dining establishment, but the Nugget's open 24 hours and serves up Reno's most famous burger, the Awful Awful.

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Contact: Charly Baron of Chase International at 775-842-7197